Back in the day (this particular “day” being the 1980’s) I used to attend a lot of SF conventions. The absolute highlight of those cons of yesteryore happened in the screening room, between movies. To fill the time there, they used to run little short films (see how this cleverly ties in to Les’ recent post?). The best of these were the stop motion gems made by Mike Jittlov.
And the best of those wonderful little shorts, is the original Wizard of Speed and Time, which can now be found on YouTube…
The first half is kind of cute, the second half, after the banana peel, is amazing.
Remember, this is from those wonderful days before computer animation, when you had to do each of these shots frame by frame.
[Editor’s Note: Found his official home page here.]